That brought out an honest belly laugh. She'd caught him true to rights. "Now I didn't say anything about today. You just come in from out there, would you?" He scrubbed his fingers through the thick of his beard. "Nah, I can't do either. It ain't about being alone. I'm alone out here." Except for the horse.
Bohannon chuckled a little harder. "The heat will go through the canvas a bit, keep it from laying on the roof. The sideboards will keep it from sneaking under the walls." He nodded down at the four rows of timber that rose up from the floor on three sides. "Gotta give up my front door for the horse, but I'll get more wood for that in a day or two." He gave her a bit of a toothy smile. "You'll see, it'll be warm enough for me to fetch a tub, melt some snow, and have a proper warm bath once I'm done."